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Planned Parenthood Clinic Denied License By Alabama, Showing Why the State is Anti Abortion

October 14, 2012

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Policy Mic, October 14, 2012 by Audrey Farber Editor’s Note: With 32 days left until the presidential election, PolicyMic’s Audrey Farber will be posting a daily update on the state of abortion rights in the U.S., covering legislative challenges to Roe v. Wade in all 50 states. So far, we’ve gotten updates on Ohio, Florida, Georgia, D.C., South Carolina, […]

Roy Moore Files Supreme Court Brief Defending Oklahoma Personhood Measure

September 10, 2012

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News Talk Radio 1450 AM WWNT, September 10, 2012 Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore (R) from Gallant, the Montgomery based Foundation for Moral Law, and the Adoption Law firm filed a amicus curiae “friend of the court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Moore announced in a written statement […]

The United States: Where Pregnancy is Probationary and Your Body is A Crime Scene

May 16, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 16, 2012 by Soraya Chemaly Prosecuting women based on the outcomes of their pregnancies violates their constitutional rights and is cruel and unusual punishment. And yet, this is what is happening. Last week, the Indiana Supreme Court declined to drop feticide and murder charges against a woman named Bei Bei Shuai, who has been […]

A State-By-State Guide to 2012’s Anti-Choice Laws (So Far)

May 11, 2012

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Jezebel, May 11, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan No matter what you call this golden era in American legislating — the War on Women, the Imaginary War on Caterpillars, Tamponaroo — 2012 is, for better or worse, an exciting/harrowing time to have female anatomy, or to be a guy who enjoys having sexual relations with […]

Science Tells Us How To Have A Healthy Pregnancy; Should The Law Punish Women Who Don’t?

May 7, 2012

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Bliss Tree, May 7, 2012 by Elizabeth Nolan Brown Everyone agrees that a pregnant woman shouldn’t smoke crack or snort meth, right? And the consensus that they shouldn’t smoke cigarettes or throw back a six-back every night is fairly ironclad, as well. Beyond obviously harmful behaviors like alcohol and drug use, however, things get more […]

Alabama Anti-Choice Politicians Work Fast To Push Through Abortion Restrictions

May 2, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 2, 2012 by Robin Marty Tuesday, anti-choice activists in the state of Alabama were complaining about the looming end of the session and their dwindling hopes of passing new restrictions on safe abortion care even in a Republican-dominated legislature. The problem? The chairman of the committee reviewing their bills wanted to […]

State of Alabama Harasses and Seeks to Close Abortion Clinic, While Women Die Needlessly in Childbirth

May 2, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 2, 2012 by Ann Rose New Woman All Women in Birmingham Alabama is the abortion clinic bombed by Eric Rudolph in 1998 resulting in the death of a police officer and the maiming of a nurse. It has now been “bombed” by the Alabama Department of Public Health under the direction […]

AL: Personhood amendment faces long odds

May 2, 2012

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Montgomery Advertiser, May 2, 2012 by Brian Lyman MONTGOMERY— Opponents dominated a public hearing Wednesday over legislation that would define individuals as persons “from the moment of fertilization and implantation into the womb.” The bill, sponsored by Sen. Phil Williams, R-Gadsden, faces steep obstacles to passage before the end of the 2012 Regular Session later […]

House committee approves 2 anti-abortion bills

May 2, 2012

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Montgomery Advertiser, May 2, 2012 by AP MONTGOMERY — Two bills aimed at making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion have passed an Alabama House committee. A public hearing was held in a Senate committee, but no vote was taken on another bill that is seen as a step toward banning […]

The Criminalization of Bad Mothers

April 25, 2012

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New York Times, April 25, 2012 by Ada Calhoun On a rainy day just after Thanksgiving, Amanda Kimbrough played with her 2-year-old daughter in her raw-wood-paneled living room, petting her terriers and half-watching TV. Kimbrough, who is 32, lives a few miles outside Russellville, a town of fewer than 10,000 in rural northwestern Alabama, near […]

Ala. Senate says no abortion in health exchange

April 25, 2012

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WSFA, April 24, 2012 by AP MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate has passed a bill to prohibit any insurance plan offered through a health insurance exchange in Alabama from offering coverage for elective abortions. The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Greg Reed of Jasper cleared the Senate 30-2 Tuesday and now goes to […]

From the Frontlines of the War on Women

April 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Dave Helfert Chinese military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu said, “All war is deception.” In 2012, Republicans have gone him one better. They’re denying the existence of a war while they’re actively waging it. The Republican War on Women. That’s what Democrats call an onslaught of legislation in state […]

Now It’s Clear: “Pro-Life” Means “Pro-Imprisonment”

April 17, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 17, 2012 by Lynn Paltrow and Emma S. Ketteringham Last week, the Alabama Supreme Court agreed to consider an amicus (friend of the court) brief filed by the Liberty Counsel in support of the prosecutions of Hope Ankrom and Amanda Kimbrough. The Liberty Counsel describes itself as an organization whose mission […]

Update on Forced Ultrasound Laws

April 12, 2012

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RH Reality Check Tumblr Blog, April 12, 2012 Virginia is now the 8th state with forced ultrasounds before abortion. When it passed its law, it joined Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Texas has the harshest forced ultrasound law currently in effect. As Andrea Grimes reported, “Texas has the most extreme law that’s […]

Personhood Measures in Disguise

April 2, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 2, 2012 by Lynn M. Paltrow Citizens in Mississippi, once, and Colorado, twice, have resoundingly rejected so called “personhood” measures that would have established the “pre-born” as separate legal persons under the law. There is increasing evidence that when people understand the broad reach of such measures, they vote them down. But […]

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